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BUTTERWORTH – Samuel Royal Artillery 3rd 2nd and 1st Battalion

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Royal Artillery Badge
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 3rd 2nd and 1st  Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 2348
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13th December 1825 / 20 years / Manchester England
Calico Printer
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 ¼ in
Fair / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies 6 years 4 months
Corfu = years
Length of Service21 years 195 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 13th April 1847 / Charlemont Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Manchester England
Pension Districts1847 Manchester 2nd
1850 Tilbury Fort
1850-1873 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birth1805 Manchester Lancashire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
QUINN Catherine
c1808 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage27th February 1825 St Denys and St George Manchester Lancashire England
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B 15th May 1833 Woolwich
Bp 9th June 1833 St Mary’s Magdalen Woolwich
M CHAPMAN Daniel William 1851 Perth Western Australia
D 9th June 1893 South Fremantle Western Australia
Charles Henry B February 1835
Bp 1st March 1835 St Clements Ipswich Suffolk England
D 30th August 1835 Ipswich Suffolk England
Samuel B 15th October 1845 Fort Knockalla Donegal Ireland
M McEvoy Anorah 26th June 1871 St Mary’s Perth WA
D 23 February 1937 Perth WA
Bur Pinjarra Cemetery
Margaret B 26 August 1847 Ardwick Manchester Lancashire
M1 GRIST/GRESTY William 15th April 1867 Geraldton Western Australia
M2 HALE George 1884 Gingin Western Australia
D 6th December 1888 Perth Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeTRANAILLES Martha
Date/Place of Marriage19th November 1868 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd WifeNone
1st Husband of 2nd WifeTRANAILLES Charles 62nd and 29th Regiment arrived DUDBROOK 1853
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
3rd Husband of 2nd WifeSKELTON Alfred William Mead
Date/Place of Marriage1877 Fremantle Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Resigned Freshwater Bay Locations 13 and 159 (P 233 and P 255)
Relocated to P227 of 9 acres 2 roods and P 246 of 2 roods
Title application 7th July 1860 Title 1398(on same title)
Occupation after
21st June 1851 appointed Assistant Warder at an annual salary of £52 1852 Baker
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald (Fremantle) Saturday 26th July 1873 page 3 Death of Samuel
The West Australian Friday 26th February 1937 page 18 Death of son Samuel
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th July 1873 Freshwater Bay Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia (as David)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
17th July 1866 Freshwater Bay Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
1890 Perth Western Australia
13th February 1890 Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Samuel Butterworth Gunner and driver 2nd Battalion Royal Artillery 1st Company location Corfu
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism, inguinal hernia left side and shortness of breath under exertion
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation.
Private Samuel Butterworth, general labourer, 1/-, 21st January, married 3 children
Additional information Robyn Middleton